The War Game was made for the BBC in 1965, but not broadcast at the time. It is a docudrama based upon a supposed nuclear attack on the south east of England. It was written and produced by Peter Watkins with commentary by Dick Graham and Michael Aspel.
June 5, 2020 Subject:
Although its depiction is probably dated in this era of smart bombs and murder by drone, this film, shown in one of my classes in college by a genius of a professor (we also read John Fowles' The Magus), this film will still move you and make realize the madness of war on any level.
March 12, 2019 Subject:
looking for MJH1948
Hello, I'm making a BBC film about this film - would really like to speak to you if possible
May 22, 2018 Subject:
I was there and part of this film
As a member of the local theatre club, I was asked to be an extra in this film and appeared as a burned corpse in many scenes. Watching it now still gives me chills and it has stood the test of time. A fine work by Peter Watkins, it was shelved after the first viewing in London, where I was a guest. The BBC thought it was too realistic and would scare people. I even have a signed letter from the director telling me the film has reviewed a good reception and he is hoping to see it aired on TV.
March 14, 2017 Subject:
The BBC is the Best at Gloom and Doom
The two best nuclear war movies of all time are this one and Threads, about 20 years apart. Period.